Tems recounts past struggles with poverty
Star singer, Temilade Openiyi, aka Tems, has opened up about her hardships and how poverty adversely impacted her.
This was revealed by the singer in an interview with British GQ.
She stated that she used to steal food in order to survive.
She continued by saying that she had low self-esteem because she was so hopeless and broke at the time.
She used to go to her aunty’s house just to get food to take home with her.
Tems stated that she does not consider her voice to be a blessing because many people are equally talented.
There were times when I was so broke, I was broke and hopeless. I used to steal food. I used to go to my aunty’s place just so she could give me food that I would take home.
I just felt like, what is the point of me existing right now. You have to remember those times. Because that person doesn’t exist anymore.
I didn’t have self esteem. I didn’t think I was pretty. I didn’t even think of my voice as anything.
I just thought there are so many people that can sing. I’m not a model, I don’t dance, but whatever chance I have, I’ll take it.
Even if I end up singing under a bridge somewhere, I’ll be the best under the bridge singer ever.